Nice old black cat on the fence lantern made of pulp paper mache in the 1940's. Approximately 7 1/2 inches tall, 6 1/2 inches wide, 5 inches deep, in good vintage condition with expected normal wear, and loss of finish, especially on the ears. Wire bale is missing, mouth insert is original but the eyes insert has been replaced. Has 2 holes and some damage where the wire bale was attached.
This lantern was made by the Pulp Reproduction Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Retains the original paper tag on bottom. Made in USA.
The Pulp Reproduction Co of Milwaukee patented the pulp paper mache lantern in 1938.